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I just finished fixing (I hope) a drum roller that was seized up. I found a few you-tube videos that were very helpful. They all showed how to replace the rollers. When I removed the old roller, however, I noticed there was no ball bearings on it, just a steel bushing. When I cleaned up the shaft and roller bore with varsol, they were both in very good shape. So I put some oil on the bushing (now I wish I would have used grease) and put it back on, and it seems to run fine. I am wondering if it is good for another 10 years, or if I will be doing this again soon because I should have replaced the roller. For those of you familiar with dryer repairs, what do you think ?
 

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Thanks. Hopefully there was just a piece of lint in there, jamming it up.

Probably they mean don't put lubricant on the plastic roller that is rolling on the drum. The shaft is steel, and the hub looks like cast iron or a sinterred steel. I would say the shaft/bushing needs lubricant.
 
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